12062018-CT-01.qxd 6/12/2018 1:26 AM Page 1 c m y b cHANDIGARH TRIBUNE TUESDAY | 12 JUNE 2018 | CHANDIGARH Dip in applications CHB penalised Sharannya in 2nd round Applications for 48 postgraduate courses under CET (PG) have dipped by 33.5 per cent at PU. P2 Chandigarh Housing Board penalised for overcharging, told to pay ~2.99 lakh to complainants. P5 Sharannya beats Shweta to enter women’s second round in CLTAAITA National Ranking C’ship. P6 FORECAST PARTLY CLOUDY | MAX 39°C MIN 28°C | YESTERDAY MAX 40°C MIN 28°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 5:19 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 7:26 AM Every second city resident has fatty liver: PGI study Can lead to serious ailments; sedentary lifestyle leading cause of disease Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 11 A whopping 53 per cent of the population in Chandigarh (every second person) is suffering from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), states a study of the PGI. Dr Ajay Duseja, Professor in the Department of Hepatology, PGI, said a sedentary lifestyle was the lead cause of overweight and obesity and excess fat accumulation in the body. The fat got re-distributed to other organs with liver being the favourite site, leading to a fatty liver. A majority of them are at a risk of suffering from nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), said experts. NASH is a severe form of fatty liver, which occurs in around 15 to 20 per cent of the patients who have the nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, said Duseja. “NASH is a progressive disease, which can damage the liver by causing liver cirrhosis and liver cancer, and will soon become the most common indication for liver Senior audit officer gets jail TREATMENT A healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise, is the first line of treatment. If the problem persists, the patient should take medicine. Surgery is the last line of treatment. 14.6% 45% 51% MALE FEMALE CITY HIGH ON OBESITY TOO The last survey to check the obesity count in Chandigarh was carried out in 2007. The survey found 10 per cent children, 45 per cent men and 51 per cent women obese. transplant. In fact, NASH is the most common cause of liver cirrhosis and liver cancer”, said Dr Duseja. His observation came a day SANDEEP JOSHI SUFFER FROM DIABETES ❝ Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis is a progressive disease, which can damage the liver by causing liver cirrhosis and liver cancer, and will soon become the most common indication for liver transplant. It is the most common cause of cirrhosis & cancer. DR AJAY DUSEJA before the first-ever International NASH Day, being observed on June 12. However, Dr Duseja declined to share further details and the With 14.6 per cent of the city’s population suffering from diabetes, they are at a high risk of heart attacks, renal failure and other health issues. sample size of the survey. “The survey report will soon be published in an international journal. Right now, my primary focus is to gener- Cool splash Zirakpur, June 11 A seven-year-old boy was allegedly stabbed in his stomach by an unidentified person at Dhakoli here on Sunday. The victim, Shahrukh, a resident of a slum area near Dhakoli, was admitted to the PGI, where he is being treated for stab injuries. His condition is stated to be out of danger, said the police. Jagjeet Singh, in-charge of the Dhakoli police station, said the incident came to light on Sunday night when some passerby noticed the The victim, Shahrukh minor boy lying near the slum area with blood oozing out of his stomach and an injury mark near his eye, and informed them. The police ate awareness about NASH,” said Dr Duseja. The non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the most common liver disease continued on page 3 Ishrat S Banwait Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 11 Nitender Singh, chairman of the Gian Sagar Educational and Charitable Trust, Banur, could face arrest as a local court on Monday issued nonbailable warrants against him in multiple cheque-bounce cases. As many as 40 complaints were filed against the trust as well as its chairman after the salary cheques issued to doctors and teachers were dishonoured. The next hearing in the case is scheduled for September 10. As many as 300 such doctors and teachers were not paid till October 2016. The salary cheques, signed by Nitender Singh and issued to all these A boy cools off with water on a hot day in Chandigarh. PRADEEP TEWARI The police sought his remand for the recovery of a Panchkula, June 11 weapon and to trace the Amid tight security, the spe- whereabouts of other gang cial task force (STF) of the members involved in the prisHaryana Police on oner’s escape. The Monday produced police will now take gangster Sampat him to different Nehra in a local places, including court in connection Mumbai and Chhatwith a prisoner’s tisgarh, for the recovescape from a ery of the weapon Panchkula hospital and the arrest of the Sampat Nehra in June last year. other accused. The prosecution had Gangster Nehra was arrestsought 11-day police remand, ed by a team of the Haryana but the court granted only STF in Hyderabad on seven-day police remand. Wednesday. The gangster persons, had bounced and at least 40 of them moved court. These cheques were for lakhs of rupees as the monthly salaries of the complainants ranged from Rs 70,000 to Rs 90,000. The cheques were issued in June last year to be drawn from PNB, Sector 16 branch. The bank returned the cheques with remarks, “Funds insufficient” and “Drawer’s signature differs”. The counsel for the complainants, Pardhuman Garg, said, “The fraud is intentional as the accused made fake signatures in front of the complainants.” The accused had earlier been summoned by the court, but he failed to appear after which the warrants were issued. The complainants even served a legal notice on the chairman to make the payment within 15 days. However, the payment has not been made till date. The college ran into trouble in 2016 when teachers started an indefinite protest for not being paid for months. The Punjab Government had to be involved after the management expressed its inability to make the payments. The government ultimately revoked all permissions to run the college and it was closed down in June. In the same month, 1,500 students, including 500 MBBS students, were shifted to other Punjab colleges. TRIBUNE PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL Grace marks policy under the scanner Blamed for poor results; Education Secy wants it discontinued from next year Bhartesh Singh Thakur Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 11 About 3,000 students, 20 per cent of the total, were promoted from Class IX to Class X with grace marks in March this year. A maximum of 10 grace marks were given to each student. The number assumes significance as 5,567 students, about 52 per cent of the total, have failed in the CBSE Class X exams this year. The grace marks, which help promote ineligible students every year, affect the outcome of the results. There were a total of 15,000 students in Class IX this year. Over 4,000 students failed and were detained. If the 3,000 students who were promoted with grace marks are also DEO’S LETTER A letter, dated March 14, from the DEO to all government schools instructed that 33 per cent marks was the pass criteria in all subjects and grace marks up to 10 could be “spread over in any number of subjects”. The Education Department has found that Delhi government schools have been performing better as they have been failing close to 50 per cent students in Class IX, whereas in Chandigarh government schools, students are being promoted with grace marks. Teachers’ unions have also spoken against the grace marks policy. counted, then over 7,000 students had failed, around 48 per cent of the total students. Under the Right to Education (RTE) Act, the government schools have been following the policy of no detention till Class VIII. In Class IX, the schools are following the policy of giving grace marks to those who otherwise would not have been able to make it to Class X. In ❝ Officials have told me that students who have been promoted with grace marks will be screened again after the vacation. If they fail again, they will be detained. BL SHARMA, EDUCATION SECRETARY 2017, a maximum of 15 grace marks were given, while in 2018, it was reduced to 10. Education Secretary BL Sharma held an emergency meeting on Monday on the grace marks policy and stressed the need for not resorting to it from next year. “I do not understand it at all. A student either passes or fails,” he said. “Officials have told me that c m y b students who have been promoted with grace marks will be screened again after the vacation. If they fail again, they will be detained,” he said. A number of instructions were issued after the meeting on Monday, which included supervision of schools by higher officials, including the District Education Officer. “I will also inspect schools. continued on page 3 rushed to the spot and took the minor boy to the hospital. The victim had wounds on the stomach, which appeared to have been inflicted with a knife-like object, and an injury mark on his eye. The boy was recuperating at the hospital, said the police. Though the police are yet to record the statement of the victim, it has been learnt that the seven-year-old was allegedly stabbed by his stepfather, who is at large. The police have have informed the mother of the victim, who had eloped a few months ago and got married. 7-day remand for gangster Non-bailable warrants against Gian Sagar Trust chairman Had forged signatures to obtain a loan A theft was reported from a businessman’s house in Sector 11 in which thieves decamped with a locker containing ~5.25 lakh, gold jewellery, silver coins and other valuables. The complainant was out of the city when the theft took place. PAGE 4 Our Correspondent CHEQUE-BOUNCE CASES Chandigarh, June 11 A 53-year-old senior audit officer with the Punjab Accountant General’s office was on Monday sentenced to three-year jail by a local court. Suresh Syal had forged the signatures of a man to obtain a bank loan in 2011. He has also been directed to pay a fine of Rs 34,000 by the court. THIEVES CALL ON BIZMAN’S HOUSE Admitted to PGI; suspicion on stepfather, who is at large Tribune News Service Tribune News Service The complainant in the case was Shashi Bhushan Malhotra, who approached the economic offences wing of the police in December 2011. Malhotra had alleged that he had 20 per cent possession of a house (second floor) in Sector 23. Syal had recently purchased 30 per cent of the same house (first floor). However, Syal had forged Malhotra’s signature on an inter se agreement for obtaining a bank loan to make the purchase. After investigation, the police registered a case under Sections 420, 467, 468 and 471 of the IPC against Syal, who was arrested in July 2012. After arguments, the court found Syal guilty and sentenced him to three-year imprisonment. Child stabbed in Zirakpur The vehicle on which the SBI manager fell after jumping from the thrid floor of the SBI building in Sector 5, Panchkula, on Monday. was brought to Panchkula on Sunday night and his medical examination was conducted at the Panchkula Civil Hospital, Sector 6. Three armed men, including Nehra, of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang had fired into the air and used pepper spray on the hospital staff and the police to free gangster Deepak Kumar, who was brought from the Ambala jail to the Panchkula hospital for a medical examination on June 17 last year. Nehra was also involved in a firing incident in Morni last year. Cops suspect bigger racket Amit Sharma Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 11 Suspecting a bigger cheating racket involving a Dhanas resident, who has been arrested for cheating a Mumbai-based model, the cyber crime investigation cell of the UT police will probe three more complaints by models that have come to the fore during the investigation. To probe 3 more complaints of models against Dhanas resident The accused, Rahul, had approached model Alka Priya Shekhar through Facebook on the pretext of offering her a modelling assignment and a role in a Punjabi movie. Later, the accused fraudulently transferred Rs 12 lakh from the model’s bank account. The police said they would also investigate three more complaints in which models from Chandigarh, Nainital and Mumbai were duped in a similar manner. “The victim from Nainital was duped of Rs 70,000, while the other two models were duped of Rs 1.30 lakh and Rs 25,000,” said a police official. continued on page 3 SBI manager jumps off 3rd floor, injured Panchkula, June 11 A manager of the State Bank of India attempted suicide by jumping from the third floor of the SBI building in Sector 5 here on Monday evening. The official landed on the roof of a vehicle that was parked on the premises and sustained serious injuries on his head and leg. Before jumping, the official damaged office material, including furniture and an LCD. Suresh Meena, a manager in the SBI headquarters in Sector 5, jumped from the third floor around 5 pm. The office staff rushed him to the continued on page 3 POWER SHUTDOWN CHANDIGARH 10 am to 2 pm : Parts of Sec 47
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